§ Mr. KELLAWAY
asked the President of the Board of Education how many persons of the staff of the Board of Education 552W of all grades have been retired since 1st April, 1903, under the Regulations of 6th June, 1898, and 4th December, 1909, before reaching the age of sixty-five or becoming qualified for the full pension of two-thirds of their salaries?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The number of persons on the staff of the Board who since 1st April, 1903, have been superannuated between the ages of sixty and sixty-five before qualifying for full pension is seventy-nine. I cannot say how many of these have been retired in the sense that they left otherwise than by their own wish. I should add that officers are retired by virtue of the Orders in Council of 15th August, 1890, 29th November, 1898, and 10th January, 1910, and not by virtue of any regulation of the Board of Education. Under those Orders in Council every officer is liable to be called upon to retire at the age of sixty on such pension as by the length of his service he is qualified to receive. The rules of the Board call attention to the effect of the Orders in Council, and add that in ordinary circumstances no officer will be retained in the service after he is eligible for his full pension.